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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 38, 2018

September 14 - September 20, 2018

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Articles & Blogs

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong

by Michael Hobbes

“Years from now, we will look back in horror at the counterproductive ways we addressed the obesity epidemic and the barbaric ways we treated fat people—long after we knew there was a better path.’


British Science Festival: The Weight of Expectation

by Alan Barker

“Our approach to obesity, he says, is unfair, ineffective and needs to change.”


Are School Health Lessons Harming Kids?

by Leslie Schilling

“any body composition testing in schools that doesn’t take into account a student’s stage of maturity is going to be hopelessly inaccurate. And a health teacher has no business assessing a child’s pubertal development.”


Super Proud Non-Diet Dietitian...

by Lori Short-Zamudio

“Being a non-diet, HAES dietitian for me is, doing what is best for those around me. Listening to others experiences, and doing all the work…and when I say all the work I mean all the work. Learn about marginalized bodies and identities. Learn about oppression. Take time to evaluate yourself and your work. Have those hard conversations that need to be had. Don’t draw a line in the sand."


Why Your Desk Job Is So Damn Exhausting

by Yossi Rathner and Mark Schier

“People most likely to have brain freeze also tend to suffer from migraines, suggesting a common underlying mechanism for both.”